Before joining the Office of the Attorney General in November 2021, Stephen was an associate with Jones Day in Washington, D.C. In this role, he focused on appellate litigation and critical motions practice. Stephen has participated in complex litigation before the Supreme Court, appellate courts, trial courts and regulatory agencies regarding a wide array of subject matters. He has also drafted briefs and dispositive motions in matters involving constitutional law, personal jurisdiction, arbitration, class actions, bankruptcy, statutory interpretation and various commercial litigation issues.

Prior to his work with Jones Day, Stephen served as a law clerk to Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. on the United States Supreme Court and Judge William H. Pryor Jr. on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

He received a B.S. in Economics and Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh and his J.D. from Yale Law School.